Sunday, March 22, 2009

6 weeks? - No excuse!

Sweater for Hubby. This is the Smokin' jacket out of Son of Stitch 'n Bitch. I did it in Plymouth Encore Chunky. The pattern was easy to follow but my gauge on a big knit seems to be way off. Not sure what I'm going to do. The sweater is HUGE on hubby. Do I knit if over (this was a pattern HE picked out) or try something else, or take it out and do it over. Hard decision since this is the only sweater he has ever asked for.....

Finished socks....wondering if my camera is not doing well, as you can't see some of the stich definition. The yarn of course was Brown Sheep Wildfoote, which is the only yarn hubby likes his socks made in. The pattern was Yarrow Ribbed Socks out of the Knitting Vintage Socks book by Nancy Bush.

Another pair of socks for hubby in Brown Sheep Wildfoote. The pattern is from Getting Started Knitting Socks by Ann Budd and the pattern is the Cable Clock Socks. Shame the picture isn't better as the pattern is pretty cool. I've been wanting to knit him a pair of socks with a cable in it, and this is the first one to come out as planned.

Another crocheted lined bag for a friend. Love the pretty purse pattern and it's an easy pattern to do.

3 knitted burial buntings. These are already sent off. Another easy knit and done on size 11 needles, so a very fast knit.

The fingerless gloves and socks are really finished, but they are in the wash. The yarn was Plymouth's Happy Feet and they are for me. The pattern is from Plymouth and one of their patterns. For the life of me, I can't find the pattern now. Must have filed it away in the big black hole. If I find it soon, I will update this post.

Snow anyone? Supposedly we were supposed to get 2-4" of snow. I think it was a lot more. The paper said we got 8" of snow. I believe it. It was pretty but gone within 1 days. Snowed on Saturday, this is Sunday AM and all the snow was gone by Monday. My idea of a GREAT Snowstorm.

Easy pair of slippers that are crocheted. I put Dr. Schol's in them to give the bottoms more stability.
I'm working on 3 other projects, but since I keep starting and stopping them, I'm not sure if I will ever finish them, so will keep that off this blog for awhile. One of the patterns is actually from the new Vogue Knitting magazine. Wow, it is gorgeous, my style, etc....have just never knit a vogue before, so I'm really hoping it goes well.

Austin wearing his sweater set. It actually fit him for a little while!
Happy Knitting All!


Lovs2Knit said...

Looks like you've been pretty busy. I've been having problems staying on schedule for blog updates too. :)

Kairi said...

The sweater is nice. Maybe you should try making a new one with different kind of yarn.For example this kind in here doesn't stretch that much.
I made once with lion brand wrosted weight yarn and it went very big but with that other one it stays the same size even after washing.